Korean Olympic Trials Showcase World-Class Talent as Kim Woomin and Ji Yuchan Lead the Way

Kim Woomin Dominates Korean Olympic Trials with Impressive Time of 3:43.69 to Secure World Champion Title

The 2024 Korean Olympic Trials have come to a close in Gimcheon, with standout performances from world champion Kim Woomin. At just 22 years old, Kim has emerged as one of the top competitors in the world in the men’s 400m free, with a time of 3:43.69. This swim was only slightly off from his personal best of 3:42.71 in Doha last month and better than his 3:44.35 time at last year’s Asian Games. Kim has already qualified for the Paris Olympics in the 200m free and 1500m free events.

Meanwhile, Ji Yuchan took home gold in the men’s 50m free with a time of 22.25, followed by Baek In-chul in 22.47 and Hwang Sunwoo in 22.53. Ji is the reigning Asian Games champion in this event and qualified for the Olympics with his national and Games record of 21.72 set last year. The Korean Swimming Federation’s High-Performance Committee will soon decide on the final roster for Paris based on these impressive results.

Other notable results include Kim Jihun winning the men’s 100m fly, Heo Yeon-kyung taking gold in the women’s 50m free, Kim Seoyeong as the quickest in the women’s 100m fly, and Kim Minseop winning the men’s 400m IM. Through Day

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